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you need to know before you walk out the door. thanks for watching, have a great day. good morning. too little too late? the backlash grows this morning after that shocking security footage shows nfl star ray rice knocking out his fiancee in an elevator. the ravens cut him, the nfl suspends him indefinitely. but the question this morning, did the league turn a blind eye to the video? making his case. president obama summons congressional leaders to the white house today to outline his new strategy for defeating isis. as he gets ready to lay out his plan to the american people. severe weather threat. deadly flooding in the southwest with even more downpours on the way. while in the midwest, tens of millions brace for violent thunderstorms and possible tornadoes. al is tracking it all. and the next big thing? after months of anticipation,
apple finally set to unveil its newest gadgets at a special event. why fans of the tech giant could have three reasons to be excited today, tuesday, september 9th, 2014. from nbc news, this is "today." with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm matt lauer, along with al roker, natalie morales and months of negotiation have come to fruition. and brian williams has gotten out of bed early to join us as part of the homecoming week here on "today." >> savannah -- i heard her name. i said, wait. thank you for having me. >> good to see you! >> great to be back. >> not your normal hour. we should mention, you're back because brian is going to mention a few times during the day, he's playing her today. >> i have the thing -- the cold. the summer into fall cold. no physical ailment.
>> you didn't mention that when you kissed me earlier. >> and meredith tried to warn me against coming today because she was roughed up so badly. >> i know. we're going to have fun. a lot to talk about. how about this news? the top story this morning, fresh outrage over the nfl's handling of that domestic violence case involving the baltimore ravens' ray rice. this after that new surveillance video of the incident in that elevator has surfaced. >> in a moment, we will get reaction from a long-time co host of this show, who is currently host of "real sports" on hbo, bryant gumbel. but first, the latest fallout. >> reporter: ray rice will not step out on to an nfl field this season and may never again. he was cut by his team, the baltimore ravens and suspended by the league indefinitely yesterday. and this morning the nfl is now under fire for how it's handled this and other cases of domestic violence. monday, tmz sports released new
video it says shows ray rice and then fiancee palmer in an elevator in an atlantic city hotel casino. an argument escalates and then the video shows rice striking palmer with a single punch. her body falling and her head hitting an elevator railing. right after the february incident, video surfaced of what followed. rice dragging an unconscious palmer from the elevator. rice was indicted for aggravated assault in march, one day before he and palmer were married. rice eventually received probation and was ordered to undergo anger management by the court. in may, he held a news conference with his wife. >> sometimes in life, you will fail. you know. but i won't call myself a failure. failure is not getting knocked down. it's not getting up. >> the nfl suspended him for just two games. and rice spoke again in july. >> one thing that i wanted to do today was, you know, apologize to my wife. >> many fans were outraged. an outcry over the two-game
suspension led nfl commissioner roger goodell to admit he didn't get it right. the new video went public. monday, an nfl spokesman said the league requested any and all information about the incident from police, but that video was not made available to us and no one in our office has seen it until today. mike florio of nbc sports. >> i believe the nfl didn't have the tape. but it's unbelievable that the nfl didn't get the tape. >> a day after a season-opening loss at home, ravens officials say they first saw the tape monday. >> when someone that you care about does wrong, you know, and is faced with the consequences of doing wrong and rightfully so, it is tough. it is hurtful. my hope is that they can make it work. >> very unfortunate. all you can do is reflect on what happened and learn from it. >> many had strong reactions when they learned of the tape. >> he should be terminated. i think that any man that hits a woman should have to suffer for
the consequences. >> i think it's about time he's held accountable for what he's done. >> and vice president biden weighed in in his exclusive interview with tamron hall. >> the ravens did the right thing. fired him. i mean, you can argue they should have done it sooner. they didn't want to. whatever the reason is, it's happening. >> president obama also weighed in a statement released by the white house that reads in part, and i quote, hitting a woman is not something a real man does. and it went on to say, quote, stopping domestic violence is something that's bigger than football and all of us have a responsibility to put a stop to it. we reached out to the prosecutor's office in atlanta county where the incident happened. they declined to comment on the video or on rice's case. rice's agent also had no comment here. >> and josh, we're sitting here talking about this among ourselves this morning. i feel like everything has been said in 24 hours. but it bears repeating. it makes you sick to your stomach. >> and makes you feel very sorry that janae, his wife -- she
married him, but then they have a child together. and she has to live with that knowledge and that video. >> josh elliot, thanks. tough story to begin with this morning. matt, over to you. >> brian, thanks very much. bryant gumbel is the host of "real sports" on hbo and former co host on "today." good morning. good to see you. the nfl released a statement yesterday saying we did not see this tape, this videotape taken from inside the elevator until monday. you take them at their word? >> i guess we have to. it's hard to believe. you also have to wonder, what good roger goodell think, she fainted? we had her being dragged out of the elevator. i think at best, the only thing you can say, they were willfully ignorant. this tape they had to know existed. in the discovery process, rice's lawyer had to have the tape. so it looks as if the best thing you can say for the nfl in making this judgment was it was don't ask, don't tell. they didn't ask for the tape. didn't want to see it. >> i'm going to go back to the
first point you made. the league, like all of us, had seen the tape from outside the elevator. >> right. >> of janae being dragged out of the elevator. do you really need to see the punch? >> that's what i'm saying. >> to make the right call on the penalty. >> she didn't faint and need to be dragged out. plus, there are a number of people who suggest -- chris carter tweeted yesterday he saw this tape months ago. peter king, the definitive voice of the nfl for "sports illustrated" basically said his sources told him they had seen the tape way back in july. >> is there another possible scenario that when rice and palmer went in to meet with officials two weeks before the suspensions was handed down, they told a story to the commissioner not consistent? >> i think the league would like us to believe that. and i think we'll only know that if and when ray rice decides to speak. >> now we're seeing the two-week penalty, the new policy goes to six weeks for a domestic violence offense. now they suspend ray rice indefinitely. does the nfl now get domestic violence, or is the nfl now
trying to save face? >> let me turn and put it to you this way. right now the carolina panthers have a guy named greg hardy who is continuing to play even though he's facing domestic violence charges, been arrested for it. ray mcdonald is continuing to play for the san francisco 49ers, even though he too has domestic violence going on. the nfl -- what the nfl does best is public relations. and manage its image. so right now they're going to go into full mode on demonizing ray rice with justification. but i don't see any evidence that they have turned the corner on this and really gotten the message, no. >> bryant gumbel, good to see you. >> always. >> let's go over to brian. >> matt, bryant, thanks. we turn a corner to national security. the obama administration's plan to degrade the international terror organization known as isis. president meets today with congressional leaders at the white house. he will lay out his strategy to the american people in an address to the nation tomorrow. our national correspondent, peter alexander, has the latest this morning from the white house. peter, good morning.
>> brian, good morning to you. white house aides here say as the president prepares to reveal details of his plan to fight the growing threat of isis, his speech for tomorrow remains a work in progress. but most possibimportantly, wiln to lay out his case for a wider military campaign today for congressional leaders when they come to the white house. as the white house finallyizes its plan to beat back isis, aides insist president obama will go wherever is necessary, the pursuit of al qaeda. the president wants it to be an international effort, today dispatching secretary of state to meet with key arab allies. >> i will travel to the middle east to continue to build the broadest possible coalition of partners around the globe to confront, degrade and ultimately defeat isil. >> as the president told chuck todd on "meet the press," he won't send in u.s. ground troops. >> the notion that the united states should be putting boots
on the ground i think would be a profound mistake. >> with another round of deadly air strikes in iraq monday, u.s. officials hailed iraq's formation of a unity government as a major milestone. the outstanding question, will the president extend those strikes into syria? with options still under consideration, senior administration officials tell nbc news likely targets inside syria could include isis leadership, training sites and weapons supplies. ahead of the president's sitdown with congressional leaders this afternoon, democrats and republicans have largely urged the white house to intensify its fight. >> the head of the isis snake is not in iraq. the head is in syria. and so if you want to kill the snake, you've got to go and cut off his head. >> other lawmakers want more details from the president. >> it is incumbent on him to come to congress and lay out his strategy so that we and the american people are clear on it.
>> tomorrow's speech comes at a critical time in obama's presidency with his public approval numbers near record lows. the new polls show that americans overwhelmingly view isis as a real threat to the u.s. and what's really a big shift over a year ago when the u.s. considered air strikes against the assad regime in syria, americans largely support air strikes now in both iraq and syria. brian and matt? >> all right. peter alexander on the north lawn this morning. thanks. at least two people have died in record flooding in arizona after heavy rains from the remnants of hurricane norbert pushed through that state. al roker is looking at that and other concerns. al? >> that's right. we've got severe weather to talk about today. we've got a lot going on. let's get do it, show you exactly what's happening. this video out of the southwest is pretty amazing. all this moisture streaming up from the monsoonal moisture coming out of the gulf. las vegas -- i mean, just amazing pictures. people getting caught, high water rescues. phoenix, arizona, upwards of 4 inches to 6 inches of rain, again. a lot of high-water rescues.
that's going to continue again today for a little while. you can see all this moisture starting to stream up. dry air off the coast, but moisture coming in, and so we look for more heavy rain again today. we've got flash flood watches, flash flood warnings in effect. rainfall amounts generally about an inch or so. and the heaviest activity will start to make its way into western colorado, 2 to 3 inches of rain. in fact, as you look -- as we get into the midwest, around iowa, up to 5 or 8 inches of rain possible out of some strong systems that are going to be pushing in today into tonight and on into tomorrow morning. and we've also got heavy rain and heavy rain yesterday. big flooding in virginia yesterday with upwards of 10 inches of rain there. >> all right, al. thanks very much. news now that another american infected with the ebola virus is heading home. natalie has got that. >> that's right. the fourth american ebola patient now arriving in the united states from africa this morning. nbc's gabe gutierrez is at emory university hospital in atlanta.
it's the same hospital that treated two other ebola patients last month. gabe, good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning. that latest patient is expected to arrive here at emory later this morning. like in the other cases, the patient is expected to be flown into dobbins air force base nearby and taken by special ambulance and taken into that isolation unit. emory university hospital is not confirming many details, citing patient confidentiality. the world health organization is also declining to say whether this could be one of its doctors recently infected withy bowl in sierra leone. the patient will be treated in the same isolation unit where dr. kent brantly and dr. nancy writebol were successfully treated last month. a third american missionary, dr. rick sacra, conditions to recover at a hospital in omaha, nebraska. we're expecting this latest patient to arrive here at emory in a few hours. natalie? >> gabe gutierrez in atlanta, thank you. iraq's new government was sworn in monday in a bid to rescue the country from collapse.
the parliament approved the new government. it marks the start of the uphill task to unify the country after isis militants gained control of territory across northern iraq. authorities are now confirming remains found in a rural area of tennessee are of missing nursing student, holly bobo. the announcement brought gasps and tears to the family. the 20-year-old disappeared from her home in 2011. on sunday, two men found her skull near property owned by family of one of the suspects. two men have pleaded not guilty in bobo's kidnapping and murder. a landmark wooden roller coaster went up in flames monday at six flags magic mountain near los angeles. the decades-old co loss as roller coaster caught fire and collapsed amid high heat. workers had already started disassembling the right in preparation for an overhaul of the coaster, set to reopen in
2015. no word yet on what started the fire. and we have some incredible video this morning caught by a dashboard camera from the frightening moments when a tornado swept through a russian city. you can see a driver pull out of the garage and on to the road and when they start to pull away, watch as the power of the storm rips through that neighborhood. this happened a couple weeks ago. but later when the driver pulled back into the driveway, that's when you can see all the devastation there. that same garage completely blown away. nature's fury there. in full force. guys. >> brian always tells me when you're backing out of a garage, check for a tornado before you get into the street. >> exactly. >> you never know what it's going to hit. >> with the remote in my hand, in case i need to close it again. thank you for pointing that out on behalf of all of us. up side, neighbors had a garage sale. >> way to make light of the moment. >> anyway. let's show you what we've got going on today. we do have the risk of severe weather in the mid section of
the country into the northern plains today on into tonight. along the west coast, again, a gorgeous day with temperatures low 70s. showers and thunderstorms along the southeastern atlantic coast into the mid atlantic coast. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. ♪ ♪ altuzarra for target available september 14th. good morning, i'm meteorologist tedd florendo. a cloud y and cool day today. temperatures around 73 degrees. expect some showers to pop up and the best chance of rainfall
down at the shore and, of course, the beaches into delaware. seven-day forecast shows we are drying out for tomorrow, thankfully. temperatures still stay in the 70s but we get warm and also more storms by thursday. we cool off just in time for the weekend, back to the 70s with another chance of showers on saturday. and that's your latest weather. >> al, thanks. it is estimated that 1 in 68 children in the united states now has some form of autism spectrum disorder. and a new study released just today in the journal of autism and developmental disorders reveals more about the importance of early intervention and at what age to start treating symptoms of autism. a lot to explain here. dr. nancy schneiderman is our chief medical editor. nancy, good morning. let's start with how small this study was we're talking about. but the lessons learned. >> well, it's very small. only seven children. but it sure is exciting. this comes from uc-davis where
they really started early intervention. and the teacher was the parent. they really wanted to engage children, so they started taking babies who maybe weren't making eye contact, who were hyper fixated on one subject, but perhaps not having human interaction. and the investigators taught parents little tricks and tools to help these kids move along and guess what they found. six out of seven children by the time they reached their second year of age not only grew out of those autism symptoms, but, in fact, at a time when a lot of children with autism would have language delay, these kids not only caught up, but they had good language. so an extraordinary study showing how plastic the baby brain is, and frankly, the role of early intervention in any child who might be suspended suspected of having autism. >> on the subject of intervention, what's the parental take-away from all of
this? >> the parental take-away is not to be ashamed if you see some of the early signs. and it's easy to think, oh, no, not my child. but look for things like floppiness, the inability to make eye contact with a care giver. if your baby pulls close to you when you hug, sometimes these babies pull away. any of those what we call soft signs can all together mean your child belongs somewhere along the autism spectrum disorder. and any time there is a language delay, if your baby isn't speaking the same way that other children his or her age are, let your doctor know. because pediatricians often can urge parents and coach them into that early intervention. >> dr. nancy schneiderman, thanks. carson is here with his orange room posts. i imagine a lot of people online, carson, talking about the ray rice story. >> yesterday, all royal baby two until 1:00 eastern time. nfl suspends ray rice
indefinitely. right now in this hour, goodell, ravens, #rayrice trending on twitter. the number one facebook post is ray rice. we'll walk you through some of the tweets. obviously, this is a huge conversation. lots to get to. first, very trusted, respected former player, coach, analyst, tony dungy. nfl and ravens releasing ray rice was only possible action after seeing video. why didn't they see video before. that's one side. and then ben lieber, not to take attention away from ray rice, but goodell saw the video earlier, they need to be held accountable as well. most people just excited this is a topic being generated. maria shriver, take note. no place for domestic violence in the nfl. much more in the next hour, guys. >> thank you very much. coming up, all eyes on apple. what will that it tech giant unveil with its big ye convenient today and will it match the hype? we're there live.
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now breaking news is an accident on the northeast extension of the pennsylvania turnpike. let's get right to jillian mele for the details. jill? >> this is a very serious accident, vai. sky force 10 is over the scene. a vehicle down here and an overturned vehicle right here. this is the northeast extension southbound as you approach lansdale. mile marker 31 and this is mile marker 36.5. just a few minutes ago we did see one person taken by ambulance to a local hospital. unclear how many injuries. right now all lanes are blocked off and temporary closures of all lanes as the tow trucks get in there. right now just a few seconds later the left lane of traffic is starting to get by. we have a delay of a few miles out here. any time there is a problem on
the northeast extension right in this area between quaker town and lansdale it backs up very quickly. southbound as you approach lansdale take route 309 if you need to get around it. we'll keep you updated. looks like some parts of our area may get wet weather. first alert forecast from meteorologist tedd florendo. >> clouds across the region but dry across the region. provide some showers mainly south of the i-95 corridor, but still could see a few showers also in the philadelphia at some points north, but a very slight chance. 73 degrees today and cloudy and cool and look for scattered showers and winds breezy down the shore line. we'll have another update in 25 minutes and always get the latest news and weather on nbc10.com. send you back to "today" show now. have a great day and we'll see you in about half an hour.
♪ 7:30 now on a tuesday morning. it's the 9th day of september, 2014. that's a pretty morning in ft. washington, wisconsin. sun coming up there. sun shining brightly in new york city. we have the one and only brian williams with us this morning, taking part in our homecoming week, while savannah is on maternity leave. this is not your prime time of the day. >> no, but like riding a bike, matt. it all comes back to me. it's been easily a year since i visited you guys. >> we appreciate it, because it makes for a long day for you. you'll be over across the street 6:30 this evening. what's the matter? >> not breaking rocks in the hot sun. it's only television. >> we like to think of it as breaking rocks in the hot sun. meanwhile, by the way, homecoming week continues this week.
kathie lee and hoda get the early wake-up call tomorrow. you're their warmup act. tom brokaw here on thursday. heard of him? >> yep. know him. >> and on friday, maria shriver gets her turn in the co host chair. >> and meantime, let's take a look at what is making headlines at this hour. president obama meets with congressional leaders today to outline his plan to them to combat the growing threat from isis militants. he will then lay out his strategy in an address to the american people tomorrow. a fourth american who contracted ebola in africa now being returned to the united states today. that doctor tested positive in cier sierra leone and will be treated at emory university hospital in atlanta where dr. kent brantley and nancy writebol recovered from the disease. >> at least two people died in arizona on monday, when floodwaters swept away their cars. several roads in las vegas look more like rivers after close to
half a foot of rain fell in just a few hours. and still ahead, would you buy food that's past the expiration date if it was sold at a big discount? it's an odd trend in grocery stores. >> it depends what the food is. >> yeah, i don't think -- >> milk. >> there is a lot of food waste. we'll get to that in a couple minutes. let's start this half hour with the so-called special event that apple fans have been waiting for for a long time. that tech giant unveiling its long awaited new products today. nbc's jacob rascone is there. jacob, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. we are only hours away from what may turn out to be the most closely watched tech event ever. anticipation is especially huge today as apple ceo tim cook is under so much pressure to release something not just redone but revolutionary. a scene like this can only mean one thing. the next big i-something is just around the corner. this morning, apple users are
wondering how big. >> i feel they're still on top but now getting pressure to do something really amazing. >> reporter: does apple set the trend? >> i think they always have. >> and that, of course, is the iphone. >> reporter: more than seven years after the original release, the iphone is still the most popular smartphone in the country with an estimated 73 million users, many now ready for an upgrade. the big event expected to deliver that times two. >> now they're coming out with two phones. one is going to be slightly larger than the current phone, which is -- and the other is going to be quite large, sort of come parable to android phones. >> reporter: rumor has it, the larger, sleeker phones, with bigger batteries, faster processors, more durable screens and better cameras aren't the only stars of the show. for the first time since apple's iconic leader steve jobs passed away, the company is expected to unveil an entirely new product. >> could it be a watch? you better believe it. but apple is likely to call it something else. >> reporter: the new release
will be a test for new apple ceo, tim cook, who has been criticized for not leaving his mark after jobs' death. other apple criticism has come from consumers worried about security after the tech giant admitted some celebrity i cloud accounts were recently attacked and personal intimate photos released. though for many average users, all can be forgiven if apple delivers on new security upgrades and releases on the hype. >> they have a responsibility, you think, to kind of one-up themselves. >> yeah. they always do and they usually deliver. and i hope they deliver this time. >> reporter: also rumored to be a big hit, a mobile payment system wouldn't be new, but apple is expected to make it popular, turning your mobile devices into a mobile wallet. and apple senior vice president is quoted as saying this will be the best product pipeline in 25
years. we'll see later this morning. guys, back to you. >> all right, jacob rascon, thank you very much. always interesting to drive down fifth avenue at 4:30 in the morning and see the folks outside. >> exciting. let's get a check of the weather from al. today's weather is brought to you by chico's. find your fall fashion must-haveses at chico's and chico's.com. >> another area we are watching today, big storms going to be firing up in the plains and the midwest today. so already heavy showers and thunderstorms through chicago. flood watches and flood warnings making their way from marquette all the way to des moines. here's what we expect. heaviest risk of strong storms for this afternoon from minnesota all the way down to kansas city, out into parts of nebraska. tornadoes likely out of this. and then the threat moves east overnight, which is even more dangerous when these severe storms happen at night when you can't see what's going on. green bay, chicago, st. louis,
kansas city, iowa city. and look at the rainfall. we've got that flash flooding potential besides the severe weather locally, up to 4 to 6 inches of rain stretching from chicago on into central iowa. that's what's going on around the country. good morning, i'm meteorologist tedd florendo. cloudy, cool day today. temperatures around 73 degrees today and expect some showers to pop up for the day today and the best chance of rainfall down the shore and, of course, the beaches into delaware. seven-day forecast shows we are drying out for tomorrow, thankfully. temperatures will stay in the 70s but we get more and also more storms by friday. we cool off just in time for the weekend and back to the 70s with another chance of showers on saturday. latest weather. brian? >> al, thanks. the royal family is revealing a little bit more about the news that the duchess of cambridge is expecting her second child with prince william.
nbc's is outside kensington palace this morning. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, brian. we saw prince william leave kensington palace this morning looking happy and relaxed. duchess kate still being treated for severe morning sickness here at her apartment, 1a. even though she is in the very first weeks of her pregnancy, the speculation has already begun. will it be a little girl this time for prince william and duchess kate? how is she feeling? >> she is feeling okay. it's been a tricky few days. but obviously, we're thrilled. it's great news. early days. >> reporter: the bookies are already taking bets. boy or girl, brown eyes or blue? and it seems everyone is chiming in. >> i'd like to see her have another boy. >> reporter: even prince harry has a preference. >> with any luck, it's a girl. >> reporter: the queen taking a more neutral approach.
delighted with the news, according to the official announcement. the royal couple made it known from the start, they wanted more than one child. >> obviously, you know, we want a family. >> i think the heir and the spare is always what's wanted. she may go on and have three or four. >> reporter: the new baby will be fourth in line to be king or queen, bunching prince harry to fifth. >> it's great. >> reporter: the youngest future king, bouncing baby george, is only 1 year old and has charmed the world. and aunt pippa, as she told matt. >> how is it being an aunt? >> wonderful. >> that's the biggest smile this morning. when i mention george, you smile. >> he's amazing. >> reporter: with prince george's younger brother or sister, another heir to the throne. >> oh, my god, i'm so happy! congrats. i can't wait! >> reporter: and the british public another reason to celebrate. and when might the british public see their adored dushess
kate next? we're not sure. she has a scheduled appearance tomorrow for the opening ceremony of the invictus games, warrior games here in london. we're told the decision on that appearance will be made closer to the time. brian. >> outside their modest apartment in london. thanks. coming up for us, the trending topics this morning. one in particular will make your kids happy. but is it the right move? why more schools are doing away with homework. >> cheer just went up in the lawyer household. too old to eat? says who. the new popularity of salvage grocery stores that feature expired foods. after this.
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that will change your life. >> 2012 was the date. >> what if you could save a lot of money if you do what brian does? there are stores that specialize in expired food products that a lot of us just toss out. nbc's kevin tibbles is in chicago with more on this. hey, kevin. >> reporter: hey, guys. a study by harvard researchers has found that some 40% of food produced in the united states goes to waste, simply because of confusion over the sell-by dates on the packaging. and it costs the average family some 1500 bucks a year. now there are salvage stores like this one, continental foods, lots for less, in chicago, that specialize in selling expired foods at greatly reduced prices. in louisville, kentucky, consumers at b & e salvage are looking for deals on meals. >> they always have such great bargains. >> reporter: 75% of the grocery items sold here have best by or
used by dates that have already expired. but that's not stopping the shopping. >> we sell at a date, we sell close date. we won't sell you anything we won't eat or sell. >> reporter: the store buys products from food brokers. most of the packaged products have expired within the past few months. >> it's nothing to do with safety at all. it's the manufacturer's best guest of when the food is freshest and best quality. >> reporter: at a nearby grocery, we found a 12-ounce bag of coffee selling for $8.99. at b & e, the same coffee sells for $3.99. at the other grocery, a large box of crackers sells for $4.26. at b & e salvage, the same crackers are two boxes for $1 with an expiration date of may 14th. >> crackers and stuff usually are going to be good for a while. >> reporter: experts caution that some expired products may
lose nutritional value and urge common sense. the salvage stores don't sell expired meat products. >> salmon that you bought expired, i wouldn't -- that's just something you just wouldn't risk as much as, you know, a box of pretzels or cereal. >> since i saved some money, i had to check out chocolates and get the candy on sale always. >> reporter: savvy shoppers keen on saving money deciding themselves what's really past its shelf life. consumers are, however, warned not to use baby formula or medicines that have passed their sell-by dates but many packaged goods can live on. as you know, twin twinkies live on forever. >> got that. this made us nostalgic for our childhoods. >> all four of us grew up in
families where our mother called it the used bread store. >> the outlet store, yeah. >> you would do this. you like this concept? >> i think it's a great idea. >> in a heartbeat. there is food waste in this country. >> you would buy a product past its sell-by date. would you buy a canned product with a dent in it? >> yes. >> a lot of people have a thing about that. >> i'll get the crackers the minute this shift is over. >> here's a quiz. what's the one food that will never spoil? >> honey. >> bingo. they found honey in the pyramids. in fact, honey nut cheerios in the pyramids. >> you don't get this on "nightly news." >> can we declare that a little old for use? >> back in my day -- >> a package of wonder bread right next to king tut. coming up on trending, you're going to be surprised where you'll find the most germs in your workplace. this morning, it's just to my right. and next, carson is in the orange room digging into the video vault in honor of brian's
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you seemed to be struggling a little bit with the early morning. let's go back and open up the video vault. >> all i know is, when a brother calls for help, as matt did yesterday, i show up. i'm here. >> we talked on the phone. glad of to have you here. we talked on the phone yesterday, true story, brian says, yeah, i'll be there tomorrow. what time does the show start? you are now further into a broad cast than you have been in a long time. are you holding up? are you okay? >> i only do the half hours usually. but thanks for getting me out of the half hour hump. >> nearly an hour in. how does it feel? >> fantastic. i got through that half hour hump. >> again. >> but enough about matt. >> i'll just leave the dancing -- we all enjoy this. >> oh, yeah. >> we want to see that again. >> let's just go to break on this. >> look at the sweets become salaries. an oven heats up a community la cocina, a small kitchen that kick-starts the careers of 41 entrepreneurs.
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we've been following bre breaking news. an accident on the northeast extension of the pennsylvania turnpike. good morning, i'm via sikahema. let's get to jillian about details about this accident. >> good news and bad news about this accident. northeast extension approaching lansdale we have about a six-mile backup. the accident itself was just cleared and both lanes are open on the southbound side of the northeast extension. you see this big backup that still remains and the delay six miles right now. you want to avoid this portion of the northeast extension between quaker town and lans dale. that accident just cleared within the last ten minutes. in case you haven't noticed a little cooler out there today than it was yesterday. let's get our first alert forkate from meteorologist tedd
. >> 69 degrees for philadelphia and 61 and cool for allentown and already in the upper 60s for atlantic city and we have plenty of clouds out there. they're going to be around throughout the day today. maybe clearing later on in the afternoon and temperatures by mid-day 72 degrees and slight chance of showers for philly and points south down to delaware and rain fall and gusty winds. the high today 73 degrees and mostly cloudy it looks like it will stay cool for tomorrow, as well. vai? philadelphia police aric looing for a man who beat up a woman and shot her twice. this happened inside a home near fifth and christian streets in queen village. the woman is in critical right now at jefferson university hospital. police say they're looking for a 32-year-old man who lives with the woman. he's being called a person of interest and police say that man's brother was the one that called police. i'm vai sikahema we'll send you back to "today" show and see
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♪ it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, workplace woes. why heading into the office could be hazardous to your health. still rockin' and still rollin'. the one and only keith richards opens up about his unexpected project and his love of music. what was the first rock song you learned to play? >> would it be -- ♪ ♪ peggy sue i love you and segel gets scary. funny man jason segel talks about taking his talents from the big screens to the
bookshelves. today, tuesday, september 9th, 2014. good morning from boston! >> hello to my son in north carolina. >> good morning to our friends in vicksburg, michigan. woo! ♪ >> celebrating 25 years married. >> celebrating our one-year anniversary here on the "today" show! >> we're celebrating my birthday. >> my dog's birthday! >> and we're back now, 8:00 on a tuesday morning. it's the 9th day of september, 2014. and something we don't get to say very often. i'm matt lauer, along with brian williams. >> thank you for having me. >> who is helping out while savannah is on maternity leave. carson daly and al roker, as well. and a nice crowd of people who don't normally get to see you.
by the way, just for you, a subject coming up in trending, about the germiest place in the office, which is appropriate. because this morning you are a walking germ factory. >> well, we know matt's relationship with germs. bring that in. out of an abundance of caution, i just thought -- i have this cold that so many people have. and i never want anything to come between us. it still works for television. this just is a sneeze and cough barrier, because it's that time of year in between seasons. >> you're like the gal upper of news. >> i spent last week with ebola patients. i think i can handle a cold. you're going to be okay. let's get a check of the top stories of the morning. natalie inside with the headlines. the initially dialogue over domestic violence has been taken to a whole new level about the video that has now surfaced showing ray rice knocking out his future wife, janay palmer, inside a hotel elevator in february. within hours of the tape's
release, rice was cut by the baltimore ravens and suspended indefinitely by the nfl. league officials insist, they had not seen the punching video when they initially suspended rice for just two games. president obama is briefing leaders of congress today on a strategy for defeating isis with more aggressive military political and economic tactics. meantime, he is sending secretary of state john kerry on a mission to enlist the support of key arab allies, jordan and saudi arabia. president obama will detail his plan in a speech to the nation wednesday night. the fbi and the cdc are investigating the bizarre attack on a usair marshal who was stabbed with a syringe at an airport in nigeria. nbc's janet shamlian is at houston intercontinental airport. good morning. >> reporter: after the attack in nigeria, the air marshal is still in quarantine in houston this morning. while the fbi and the cdc are investigating, it's what happened after the attack that is raising even more questions.
a group of u.s. federal agents was at the airport in lacos, nigeria, traveling in plain clothes as they normally do. they were about to walk through security when they were approached by several men. sources tell nbc affiliate kprc one of the men walked up to the agents carrying a syringe, stabbed an air marshal in the arm with an unknown substance and ran away. the marshal reportedly pulled the needle from his arm, stored it what's being described as a safe container and boarded united flight 143 to houston. >> it may have had nothing in it. it may have been saline solution. but it's a dry run to see how easily this could be done on someone else. >> reporter: officials in the u.s. say the marshal showed no signs of illness during the flight or when he arrived in houston. but amid concerns about ebola in africa, questions are being raised about whether he should have gotten on that plane.
when dr. kent brantly and nancy writebol were diagnosed with the ebola virus, they were brought back to the u.s. separately, in a specially outfitted charter plane which kept them quarantined from others aboard. with up to 250 passengers on the flight from nigeria, one veteran former pilot says he thinks the marshal was wrong to get on that flight. >> it's difficult to understand why they accepted a risk of health concerns, especially coming from that part of the world. you don't know if it's a transmittal disease. you don't know if other people are at risk. >> reporter: authorities say there is no indication that passengers on that plane have anything to worry about. natalie? >> janet shamlian, houston. thank you, janet. comedy genius mel brooks, gave a little extra something when set his hands and footprints in cement friday. he wore an extra prosthetic finger. he thought it would be amusing if he had six fingers on one
hand. he is being honored on the 40th anniversary of his film, "young frankenstein" one of al roker's favorites. and let's throw it back out to al. >> comedy legend. mel brooks, carl reiner and norman leer in there. that's 250 years of comedy. that's fantastic. hey, we've got a great -- you guys -- most people get a t-shirt. you got a dog when you come here. who is this? >> this is bertha, i'm celebrating my birthday today. >> how old? >> 58. >> wow, fantastic. bertha, that's fantastic. you're so calm. what a good dog. thanks for coming. appreciate that. let's show you what we have. and we're looking at some heavy showers and thunderstorms. they have a lot of rain and flooding in norfolk, yesterday. some areas picking up up to 10 inches of rain. more heavy showers and thunderstorms, most staying off shore. along the outer banks, heavy showers and thunderstorms. and look at this cold air coming in thursday, friday into saturday. temperatures are going to be anywhere from 10 to 30 degrees below normal for minneapolis all the way down to northern texas.
we do have a risk of strong storms today in the northern plains. rip currents along the southeastern atlantic coast. and a beautiful day in the pacific northwest. that's what's going o good morning. it is going to be a cloudy, cool day. temperatures around 73 degrees. expect some showers to pop up for the day. the best chance of rainfall is down the shore, the beaches of delaware. seven-day forecast shows we are drying out for tomorrow. temperatures for the weekend, warm and also by thursday. for the weekend, back to the 70s and another chance of showers sunday. audience? >> he's cold. >> where are you from? >> denver! >> oh, my gosh. >> big strapping guy like you? come on. >> because it never gets cold in denver. >> all right, thank you. coming up on trending,
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>> bathroom. >> no. the break room. >> ooh. >> the germiest surface is the coffee pot handle. >> ooh! >> by the way, microwave handle comes in close second. one researcher saying that hands actually spread germs more quickly. this is hard to believe -- that your hands spread more quickly than if you just sneeze. >> sneeze on somebody? >> that's lovely. >> thank you so much. enjoy breakfast, everyone. now on to new insight into an unlikely friendship. presidents clinton and george w. bush 43 trading jokes and compliments. very affectionately doerg during an event monday. clinton revealed that bush would call him twice a year from the white house to pick his brain. but then the talk turned to the impending arrival of clinton's first grandchild. here the tables turned. 43 offering 42 a little advice. >> be prepared to fall completely in love again. get ready also to be, like, the
lowest person in the pecking order in your family. >> some interesting conversation. the leaders in the respective presidential libraries joining forces to train young leaders. >> great. >> it is great to see. >> our former presidents. >> a lot of fun to see. speaking of the presidency, normally people are excited to visit the white house, right? apparently not everyone. take a look at this little boy. his dad leading the secret service. and even though his parents are meeting the president, clearly not very impressed doing a face-plant on the couch in the oval office. >> he has to live with that picture when he grows up. >> can't photo shop that, kid. >> he'll be applying for a job, yeah, i was the kid who did that. of. >> did you ever do that in your years at the white house? >> never. >> without the president knowing? >> no, no. >> just a little nap would have been nice on the couch. meanwhile, has there ever been a time to be a student in
apparently -- remember a couple weeks ago we told you about the push to delay school start times to allow kids to sleep in. this morning news that your kids are probably going to be even happier to hear. there is a growing number of schools all over the country that are banning homework. yes, you heard that right, kids. as parents and educators grapple over how students should spend time, many schools are opting out all together. for example, one elementary school in rockville, maryland, simply asks students to read for a half hour each night. i'm one of the parents, i like the routine, i like the kids to have structure. i'm one of those who think a little homework is good but not excessive. >> my son is texting me now, dad, can we move to rockville, maryland. >> i'm thrilled about this, because it won't remind me how dumb i am. i'm struggling. >> fourth grade math, can't get past it. >> oh, math. >> a lot of you add today.com, would you support the policy of no homework policy. 75% of you saying you would
support that. 25% saying no. a lot more people in favor. this next story i think may confirm some of our worst suspicions. do you know what your waiter is doing when you're in the looking? >> i don't want to know. i really don't want to know. >> la la la! a new study, servers are coming clean about the ways they've gotten even with unruly customers. 11% admitting they increased their own tip without getting permission. 65% kept the customer waiting longer than necessary. and here's the one you've been waiting for. 6% admitted to deliberately contaminating food. >> oh! >> that's right. the old loogie in the soup routine. there you have it. be nice to your waiters, folks. >> i didn't order oysters. >> yeah. really? >> i worked at a pancake house and we had a psycho path short order cook. i've seen this happen.
horrible. >> forgot to tell you, the line is different. the oyster line. >> i'm saying -- >> he's enjoying the freedom. >> all right, brian. thank you very much. that is what's trending today. and we turn now to a legendary rock and roller, guitarist keith richards. after five decades as an icon, he's still going strong, recording and also touring. and now richards is reaching out to a new and younger audience with a children's book called "gus & me." i'm trying to imagine, 1971, you just record "brown sugar" and you and nick and charlie and ron are sitting around and you go, you know what i really want to do is do children's books. >> yeah. it's a hard one to bite on. >> i hope you don't take it as an insult. you've heard them all. most people don't think of the name keith richards and the words children's book. >> i know. >> in the same sentence. >> i understand this.
and i'm trying to broaden my appeal. >> you're reaching out to a whole new audience? >> i realize, it's time to make grandpas hip, you know? >> when it comes to hip grandpas, it's richards' own theodore agust us dupree "gus & me." what made you decide he was the guy you wanted to pay tribute? >> i realized what a subtle way he had of turning me on to being a musician. and he said a very simple thing -- there is a very simple spanish piece, and it's an exercise, basically, and it can go anywhere you want. but he said if you can get your chops and fingers around that, you can be a guitar player. >> do you remember the song? ♪ >> i've got a guitar right there. can you do it on the guitar? ♪
>> just like riding a bicycle, isn't it? i got the book here. i picked a couple pages. will you read them for me? this page i liked a lot, right over there. >> we walked for miles. we talked through towns and we walked through the countryside. and gus, he would hum every step of the way. he would hum old symphonies as we strolled from one ditch to the next. he would hum funny tunes as we wandered skinny streets and smoky alleys. we tip topped around foggy ponds and explored silent forests. >> a whole group of kids out there thinking, why don't he read me bedtime stories? most children's books are supposed to have a lesson or a message. so what's the message? what do you want young readers to take away from this? >> yeah, any kids -- it might
help kids to be aware they do have grandparents and grandfathers. at the same time, i'm hoping it works in reverse. and that grandparents recognize and realize that they have grandkids. and to tighten that bond. >> "gus & me" is a true family affair with words by richards and illustrations by his 29-year-old daughter, theodora, named as you might guess, for her great grandfather, theodore. >> i think theodora said there was a time you would have never gotten caught dead in a broad way musical. and now from time to time you're there. and that there is a softening of you. is that fair? >> is it called growing up or old or whatever. >> sure. >> mature. let's call it -- >> let's use the right word. do you find that? >> yeah, i guess. in a way, yeah. then you've got more to care about. you have to soften up and you have to -- you pay more attention to things.
it's called responsibility. it's called maturity. and it's called a whole lot of fun, if you can make it. i mean, you don't want to grow old. >> richards is himself a grandfather seven times over. how old are your grandkids? >> they range from 18 to 4 months. >> when they hear "jumpin' jack flash" or "brown sugar" or "satisfaction" what do you want them to think about you? >> what a great piece of rock 'n roll. >> do you think that generation will get it? >> music is music. loads of get up with really good music like mozart. it doesn't matter if it's 2 or 300 years old. lots of people get up on jazz and '30s and '40s music. i don't think a time limit comes into music. i think good music is good music. and it's timeless. and that's what it's about. >> how cool is he? >> his voice is -- i could just
listen forever. >> one of the perks of this job. by the way, "gus & me" comes out today. the stones on tour again in australia and new zealand. starting next month. we should grab some tickets and get out there. that would be fun. let's go out to carson and al. >> thank you very much, matt. appreciate that. all morning long, the folks here on the plaza have been taking part in this. this is the voice 360, a 3-d virtual reality experience that let's fans go through a blind audition in a real-life coach's chair. al, you're in the hot seat right now. are you ready to go? >> sure. >> you're going to help blake shelton pick a contestant to join his team. put on your headset. >> okay. >> and when you're ready, we're going to turn your chair. are you ready, al? >> of course. >> here we go. we'll spin al around. you are on "the voice." describe everything that you're seeing. >> okay. i'm seeing -- >> hey, you. >> i'm seeing people behind me. >> nice talking to you. >> oh, hi, blake. now people are clapping.
♪ now you're in the blind audition right now. do you feel like you're there? >> yeah, yeah. yes, i can see pharrell. there's pharrell. and there's blake. >> yeah. >> look up. what do you see up? is. >> i see pharrell turning. >> pharrell turned. >> okay. >> you're trying to turn, are you? >> i'm trying to turn. >> what is blake saying to you? >> oh, spinning now. there's blake over there. and i'm -- >> you're in it. >> i'm there. there's the guy singing. >> now you can just enjoy it. >> wow. and then that's it. >> what did you think of that? you were just on "the voice." >> i will tell you this. there's a little -- if you suffer from vertigo there is a little motion sickness. >> a little virtual reality. >> so enjoy your breakfast before you go. >> all right. great job. al, everybody. don't forget, you can catch the season premier of "the voice," monday september 22, of course, right here on nbc. are you going to be all right, al? want a glass of water? >> i'll just live in this world
good morning, everyone. hú÷chris cato. let's check the forecast. any showers out there? >> none so far. we are going to change that as the morning progresses. outside now, plenty of clouds, still is dry. cloudy skies, cool conditions. 73 degrees the high today. look for a chance of showers, most of those south of the 95 corridor. we had a rough accident out there earlier on the northeast extension. nbc 10 reporter will let us know if it is cleared up. >> cleared about 35 minutes ago. expect to see a backup, about 35 minutes ago had a six mile
delay, that's starting to clear out. this is 95 northbound accident. you can see police on the scene, the accident is outside of the camera view. one lane of traffic is getting by. this is causing delay on 95 northbound. today, voters cast ballots in the delaware primary election. polls open until 8:00 p.m. two reasons for state offices are running for the gop nomination for state treasurer. and also for state auditor. we will let you know how it turns out. another live update in 25 minutes. you can get the latest news and weather at nbc10.com. now back to the "today" show. have a great tuesday.
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♪ we're back now, 8:30 on a tuesday morning. it's the 9th of september, 2014. the sun is shining. people are smiling on the plaza. and why shouldn't they be? because brian williams is here for savannah today. we're happy to have you. >> thank you. thank you. it's a pleasure to be here. this is hardly about me. >> oh, don't be modest. >> you know who it is about? >> who? >> hoda and kathie lee, who will be your hosts all morning long tomorrow. >> that begs the question, why? doesn't it? by the way, our dogs.
>> dogs in their hands and not drinking. >> it's still early. >> even for us, it's a little early. >> should we explain the props here? >> yes, why we have the props. >> we're going to be doing a segment inside the minds of your dog. >> that's why you're the co host of the show. unbelievable. >> anyway, thank you, ladies. >> our dogs are cold. that's what's on their minds. >> don't leave. we've got a little more to do. >> he helped me make the scale tip here. it's all guys today. it's a man show. >> okay. >> also ahead, we have sir richard branson here, he's going to reveal his tease to being a great leader and also update his plans to go into outer space and get tourists to go up into outer space. jason segel tells us why he decided to take a walk on the scary side. >> all right. but first, mr. roker, how about a check of the weather? >> all right.
let's show you, for today we have a risk of strong storms in the mid plains. we're also looking at wet weather in the northern plains. temperatures are going to be nice and toasty throughout texas. wet weather in the southeast. gorgeous day along the west coast. tomorrow, that risk of strong storms moves into the upper ohio river valley. beautiful day in new england and the northeast. look for gorgeous weather in the pacific northwest. 81 degrees in portland today. tomorrow, i should say. that's what's going on around good morning. it is going to be a cloudy, cool day. temperatures only around 73 degrees. also expect some showers to pop up for the day, best chance of rainfall will be down at the shore, and of course the beaches in delaware. seven-day forecast shows we are drying out for tomorrow, thankfully. temperatures still in the 70s. we get warm and more storms by thursday. we cool off in time for the weekend, back to the 70s with another chance of showers saturday.
and that's your latest weather. brian? >> al, thanks. sir richard branson is a billionaire entrepreneur, the founder, of course, of the virgin group, which now includes more than 100 companies worldwide. and along the way, he has become famous for his publicity stunts and extreme challenges. as famous for that as his business skills, which are formidable. and now he is out with a new book about his rather unorthodox manner of doing business. it is called "the virgin way:spaig everything i know about leadership." and because he knows something about making an entrance, let's bring in sir richard now. ♪ this is how al roker comes to work every day. >> nice to see you. >> a pleasure to have you. can you explain the significance? >> beautiful new uniform. there we go. >> better you than me. fantastic.
>> made by vivian westwood who did the sexiest outfit many, many years ago. >> i was going to guess it was sex pistol inspired. this is what we'll be seeing in the skies. thank you all for coming. first of all, explain to the folks, remind the folks who perhaps know something about your life story. what was the last year of formal education you had? >> i was 14 years old when i had my last real year of education. and then started planning a magazine. so it goes back an awful long way. 50 years of learning the art of survival in -- as an entrepreneur. and being out in the world and not -- no formal education, really. >> and you make it plain, you've never read a business book. and you've written so plainly about how to succeed. one of the points you drive home is keep trying. don't give up. follow your heart.
follow your dreams. to the people who come up to you and say, you know, it's fine. you are who you are. you have an extraordinary package of skills. i'm in an economic point in my life where i can't afford to to it anymore, because it's not panning out. how do you send them back to work? >> well, i was starting a business, is something which you don't have to have a degree to start a business. you have to have an idea. an idea to make people's lives better. and if you have that idea, just try it. and you'll learn a lot in the process. you may be successful, you may not be successful. get a great team of people around you who believe in your idea. and have a lot of fun trying it. and there are a lot of people who have embarked on that who have become very, very successful. >> safe to say, you're known best for the aviation business,
which you have now taken to another extreme. you're going into space. you yourself. and paying customers. update us on how that project is going. >> fortunately, it's now going very well. it's taken longer than we thought. we have had -- the mother ship is now finished, the space ship is finished, the space port is finished. and we have been developing two separate rockets, both of which came due about two months ago. so we're now going through the final testing stages. we'll be doing, you know, at least one flight into space before the end of the year. and then we'll move the whole operation to new mexico where the space port is. and i'll be going up with my son, sam, earlyish in the new year. >> and the ticket price, remind us, for those who are not named branson? >> it's $250,000. but in time the price will come down. so hopefully a lot of people watching this program one day
will be able to afford to go to space and become astronauts. >> we already know what the flight attendant uniforms will look like. sir richard branson, thank you so much for joining us this morning. again, the book is "the virgin way," sir richard branson joining us in the studio. coming up, you may have heard the sounds in the background. what is your pet really thinking? how is that for a transition? we'll go inside the mind of your dog. there they are. and here's another one. up next, why actor jason segel is about to give your kids nightmares. if his project works. but first, this is "today" on nbc. know that chasing performance can mean lower returns and fewer choices in retirement.
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>> good morning. it was such an intimidating intro. >> where were you on the night -- what is the deal here? you go from sex tapes to a novel for what age group here? >> i think 8 years old up. it's that age where you like to be a little bit scared and you like to be forced to put the book down and then pick it back up when you regain your courage. but i remember these books like the doll books like goonees and labarinth, caught me at an age where i needed to be reminded there was still magic out there. and that's why i'm here. >> the main character is 12 years old, his mom passed away, his father remarries and he starts having these bad dreams. is it the same dream over and over again or are they different? >> it's the same recurring dream about witches eating his toes. that was a dream i had. >> you had that? i read you had a different dream. >> well, i also had a dream about dracula chasing me through his castel. and then the power of the human brain.
at some point i found a secret room he didn't know about and hung out in there. >> so the witches toes, the recurring dream about dracula. were you a bed-wetter? i know this has nothing to do with anything, i'm just curious. >> that's a really interesting question. i did wet my bed for a little while when my little sister was born out of spite. >> spite? just to get attention? >> yeah, there was a new kid in the household. and then my mom said fine, i'm not going to wash your sheets anymore and i stopped wetting my bed. >> how long did your dracula dreams last and witches toes dreams last? >> into my early teens when i started getting creative, actually, is when that stuff went away. and that's sort of -- i think you were saying to keith richards that these kids' books generally have a message. this one has one. it's okay to be afraid. i didn't want to write a book about that you don't need to be afraid, because things scare you. it happens. but for me, you know, i do a lot of stuff in this business. i write and i act and i sing.
it's not that i'm especially gifted at all of those things. it's that i'm not afraid. and i'm not afraid to be bad at something until i'm good at it. >> not to get too personal, although you've already done the bed-wetting thing. did you ever go to seek help for the dreams that you were having? >> no. they sort of -- they sort of gave way around my early teens. honestly, when i started -- my parents enrolled me in an acting class when i was -- >> you think it was just a different outlet for those thoughts? >> yeah. i think so. i think that your dreams are sort of manifestations of an energy you haven't dealt with. and so i started dealing with them creatively. and i think that's why i wrote this. >> is this now the first of a series of books? >> yeah, it's going to be one book per year for the next three years. it's a trilogy. i'm thrilled. i wrote it with an amazing woman named kirsten miller. >> you revealed your mom had a nightmare and your mom's nightmare was seeing your full frontal nudity scene in
"forgetting sara marshal." >> yeah. she wasn't pleased about that. >> how long was that scene? it wasn't a glancing blow. >> no. it was a really long scene. it's like seven or eight minutes long. there i am. goes hand-in-hand with the kids book. yeah, i got dumped once while i was naked. and maybe this is my problem in life. the whole time i'm supposed to experience it as a human being, i'm thinking this is going to be so funny in a movie. >> does that embarrass you? does anything embarrass you, actually, these days? >> i get embarrassed when i'm unprepared. do you know -- you too? >> i have those dreams. that i'm not prepared for something. the old not ready for a test. >> yeah. you know what i learned as i got older? to give myself a break. as long as i'm trying as hard as i can and doing everything i can at every moment to make what i'm doing good, you're going to mess up and you're not going to be perfect. it's okay. i mean, these books, they're really -- they're really me talking to myself in a lot of
ways. but i've learned as i got older -- everything is okay. >> before i let you go, someone who has had a rather on and off relationship with social media. >> yeah. >> you dumped social media. >> i totally dumped social media. >> after making a disparaging remark. >> i stand by my remark, which was that sandwiches are more diverse than burritos. i'm just saying as a burrito becomes too diverse, it becomes a wrap. >> yeah. yeah, you don't belong on social media. you really don't. this is great. you're a great guest. by the way. >> thank you very much. you're a great host. >> thank you very much. this book is called "night nam s "nightmares." >> nice to have you. >> likewise. >> up next, puppies. we take you inside the mind of your dog. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
"today," is brought to you by purina. your pet, our passion. we're back now. 8:46. more of our series "for the love of pets." this morning we're talking about inside the mind of your dogs. we have been challenging the nbc censors this morning. >> we have, using the worldwide resources of nbc news, a number of special correspondents who happen to know a lot about the subject. nbc's craig melvin is here to translate. craig and pal, good morning. >> that was daisy. >> hey! >> this is daisy. she will be back. a puppet show with hedgehogs and rats may not sound scientific but these studies at yale university are asking intriguing questions about just what is going on inside the mind of your dog. they're four-legged and furry. our best friends, roommates and life participants. and sometimes they seem to say the darnest things.
so it's no wonder we want to know everything we can about them. >> what is he thinking? i mean, you know that they're thinking something. >> let's face it. we are obsessed with our pets. >> they really become part of the family. and i think it's natural we want to understand them better and give them really good lives. >> now scientists catching on with a new breed of research. canine cognition. that's right. exploring inside the minds of our dogs. one scientist is scanning dog brains to see how they respond to facial expressions. others are studying dog jealousy, be even dog guilt. and here at yale university, our cameras got behind the scenes access inside their canine cognition sensor, led by psychologist mory santos. >> the purpose of the center is to figure out what's going on inside dogs' heads. these are guys that live with us, grow up with us, we share our homes and families with
them. yet scientifically, we don't know much about how dogs think. >> today's subjects, scooter, 6 years old. fin, 3. and benjamin westerbrook esquire, age 2. we'll call him ben. the first test, a puppet show asking, are dogs moral? what are we trying to learn here? >> really what we're trying it learn is how ben is processing these different actions. does he just see them as these pickup mets moving or does he think of the actions in terms of helping and hindering in terms of good actions and bad actions? >> twice, the dogs watch as the nice rat helps the hedgehog up the hill. and the mean rat pushes it down. >> and now we're going to see how ben processes those two puppets by giving him a choice. ben is doing what we see in a lot of dogs, they go to check out the puppet that was mean. >> ben chose the mean puppet too. and scooter? >> he's like where are the treats. >> scooter chooses nothing. >> this exact study has been done with humans and what you find is they can tell the
difference between the mean puppet and the nice puppet. and they prefer to interact with the nice puppet. >> the second test, puzzles and treats that beg the question, do dogs trust us? >> showing him there's food only in one of the spots. and she shows him how to open it. >> fin, look! >> so the question is whether fin just does what angie shows him or whether he kind of goes on his own to find stuff. >> santos says it's still too early for final results, but one thing is quite clear. it may be tougher than she thought to crack the canine code. >> there's just tremendous variation. certain dogs are good at certain things other dogs aren't. so to really characterize how dogs overall think is going to be a bit of a challenge. >> but there does appear to be one common thread so far. the behavior of man's best friend likely has a lot to do with man himself. >> dogs are just so attuned to what we do. they're watching our subtle behaviors, they're paying attention to what we pay attention to. and this might be the key to their success.
>> success for our beloved dogs who already hold the key to our hearts. >> i think we're going to find a much richer relationship between us and dogs than we ever expected. >> so there are more cats in this country than dogs, but who exactly is the most favored pet? as you know, that is quite contentio contentious. highly debatable -- >> aww! >> i can tell you there are far less research studies looking at the mind of a cat. the researchers at yale, a thousand dogs, by the way -- a thousand dogs showed up to participate in this study. >> on their own! >> they drove themselves there. so far they have looked at about 200. these puppies, by the way, are all up for adoption. we should note. 11th hour rescue is -- >> look at these three here. oh, my goodness. >> out cold. >> ready to go home together. clearly. >> awww. >> jumped out -- >> this one here. >> they -- you need to take home
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the kickoff of our one direction fan face-off. carson? >> let's get to it. everybody, please say hello. we've got rifka from texas, kylie booth from oklahoma. there is jc from indiana and colleen kelsey from new hampshire. i want to welcome you all. good to have you here. today's challenge is called "i.d. the guy from one-d." brilliant. pic picks pixelated photos of the guys. the first guest to buzz in will move on. unfortunately, one of you going home. pay close attention. you guys ready? >> yes. >> excited? >> yes. >> hands on your buzzers, please. here's the first photo. right there. unpixelating. when you recognize it, hit your buzzer. right there. we've got kylie. >> william? >> that is not liam.
go ahead, colleen. >> louie? >> no, that is not. >> who is next? jaycee. >> harry? >> no. >> where are we. right here, kylie. >> niles. that. >> is nile. >> you are safe. you're moving on this week. let's take a look at the second photo, everybody. here comes the second photo. wow, you hit all the guys. nice job, you got it there. kylie. wow. early on the buzzer for the second photo. >> harry? >> that is harry. my goodness! the 10-year-old, youngest in the competition. congratulations. where is your dad? there is raoul. you guys made it. excellent job. jaycee and colleen, comes down to you. the final photo. please put it up. here we go. hands on your buzzers, ladies. final photo. that is colleen. i'm sorry? >> louie? >> no, it's not louie. well you're safe.
so jc? it is a. congratulations to you. colleen, i'm sorry, you're going home. but you're not leaving empty-handed. this is for you. >> thank you. >> inside that envelope, you will be able to see a one-d-con certificate of your choice. congratulations to you guys. kylie, jc, ripka. you're moving on. until tomorrow. they'll be back and compete. viewers at home good morning. i am chris cato. 8:56. let's get the forecast. tedd, is the rain moving in yet? >> not yet, it is mainly to the south. we have plenty of clouds overhead now. notice showers down here. rain at times in the delmarva. looks like it will track out to
sea, still churn some showers around the shower and of course in delaware, maybe a slight chance at philadelphia, mainly looking at cloudy skies. cool and cloudy for the day, with some showers possible. temperatures around 73 degrees. winds breezy from the northeast, but windy down the shore. we have breaking news at nbc 10. trump entertainment resorts, the company that owns two casinos in atlantic city has filed for bankruptcy. trump plaza is set to close september 16th. this bankruptcy filing is the fifth. nbc 10 reached out to a company spokesperson. we haven't heard back from them. stay with us as we follow breaking news, another development in atlantic city's growingoc)ij casino crisis. philadelphia police are looking for a man that beat up a woman and shot her, leaving her clinging to life. it happened near 5th and christian street in queen village early this morning. the woman was shot in the head in critical condition at jefferson university hospital.
police are looking for a 32-year-old man that lives with that woman. he is a person of interest. his brother is the one that called police. voters will cast ballots in the delaware primary election. they're voting now. polls open until 8:00 p.m. two big state offices. i am chris cato. back with another update in 25 minutes.
♪ from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. it's september the 9th, 2014. good-looking crowd outside on the plaza. i'm willie geist along with al roker, natalie morales, tamron hall. we're still recovering from the presence of one brian williams on the "today" program. >> brian william vapors. >> it was the man show here. i was the only woman on-set. >> at the beginning of the program, we had not only brian williams, we had bryant gumbel, josh elliot. it was like -- man cam. >> raining men.
>> you sound like you're complaining, natalie. >> did i -- i said -- if i were to start singing it now, then i would be -- >> then we would start complaining. there you go. >> wow. >> all right. let's get right into the news. you have seen the video by now. ray rice has been cut by the baltimore ravens, suspended indefinitely by the nfl. it's ugly video. >> hard to watch. >> shows rice apparently knocking out his then fiancee. now his wife in an atlantic city hotel elevatener february. tmz sports released the video that shows rice knocking out palmer in a single punch, hitting the railing inside an elevat elevator. earlier video shows rice dragging an unconscious palmer out of the video. that's still the new video. the old video we had is the front of him dragging her out of the elevator. he was indicted for aggravated assault in march. the day before he and palmer were married, actually. he got probation, ordered to attend anger management.
the nfl at the time gave him two-game suspension. there was an outcry over that, too lenient. guys who smoke weed get four games. he got two. nfl commissioner roger goodell admitted he didn't get the punishment right and announced tougher sanctions on future offenders. this morning, a new statement from the nfl. they say, security for atlantic city casinos is handled by the new jersey state police. any videos related to an ongoing criminal investigation are held in the custody of state police. as we said yesterday, we requested from law enforcement any and all information about the incident, including the video from inside the elevator. that video was not made available to us. take a step back. this happens yesterday. he's cut, suspended, and everyone is saying, wait a minute, the nfl launched this investigation, hadn't seen the video inside the elevator? >> and a lot of people think they had to have known about this. >> had to have known or at least willfully ignored it, which is what tmz sports reported. a new statement from the nfl
saying it's under the control of the police. we couldn't get to it. we reached out to the prosecutor's office in atlantic city. that office declined to comment on the video or race's case at this time. rice's agent had no comment. obviously, the acts by ray rice, the video, reprehensible. the rarchs did the right thing. now the questions are for the nfl. are we really to believe that nfl security did not have access and did not see the video inside the elevator? >> impossible. >> impossible to believe that. and if tmz could get access, security people could easily have said where's the tape. beyond that, it doesn't matter what that tape shows. >> we know she got knocked out. >> you know she got knocked out. we saw the aftermath of that tape. this tape, it's too little too late, is beyond the question we should be asking today. the reality is, the evidence was plain in sight. and it's very clear what happened. >> as bryant gumbel pointed out earlier on the program, there are a number of other nfl players.
>> three cases since they announced their new domestic violence policy have sprouted up. i call complete nonsense on the focus of this video. to your point. how was she knocked out doesn't matter. she was. and we saw -- i don't like this what happened before, because i believe, in my opinion, there's a dot, dot, dot of maybe she did something. what happened in there? it doesn't matter if he used an elbow, a hand, a weapon. she was completely knocked out. when that door opened. that's all they needed to see. and the next part of the conversation, former governor ed rendell of pennsylvania said, should roger goodell step down. that's the -- >> that's -- those are the dots people are -- >> absolutely. >> people are trying to make that connection. does roger goodell survive this. >> and i'm also not happy with people who keep saying, why is she staying? and, you know, there is some victim shaming going on here. and part of the -- it doesn't matter if they don't.
why are you asking that question? child or not? and we -- a crime was committed. charges were reduced. he has a plea deal. didn't take the plea deal. he has an arrangement where he's got to go to anger management. initially, she was even charged. they were dropped against her. but it's incredible. i talked with vice president joe biden yesterday about his effort. 20-year anniversary of the violence against women act. and part of that act includes officers can show up to a scene, if there is a sign of domestic violence, they don't have to have the victim press charges. they can at that point follow up and arrest that individual. all of this, part of this act. but i think some of this focus on the video, some of this shaming of the woman, it's just too much. it's absolutely too much. >> there was a tweet that was deleted yesterday. 4:30 p.m. yesterday. it was posted on may the 23rd from the ravens' official account that says janay rice regrets the role she played in this incident. in other words, they were circling the wagons around ray
rice and forced her to go out and make some kind of apology and post it. >> i think what they meant was commissioner goodell -- they meant together. ray rice and his wife. >> right. >> so you can't really have a conversation one-on-one in that situation. and you don't -- you know at that point, there's sort of a strategy and a game plan being talked about. how do we handle this. it's the crisis of the situation of the moment. as a pr scandal, is what they were log at, rather than as this is a woman's life. >> and a violent act -- the vice president said -- we'll play more of this interview. he believes there should be a zero tolerance in all sports. none of this gradual did you it once, you get a pass. there should be zero tolerance, as with violence in schools. a kid comes in with a weapon or threatens. zero tolerance. why is that not part of the conversation? not just for the nfl, major league baseball, the nba. soccer, whatever. let's look at it through that prism. >> this is obviously going to be discussed for a long time to come. as is this next story, which
is -- really very interesting. >> this is incredible. an estimated -- right now, 1 in 68 u.s. children have an autism spectrum disorder. there is a new study out that may offer inspiring hope to families. it's out today from uc-davis and looks at early intervention. we have heard people talk about early intervention. currently children generally begin treatment between 12 and 48 months. now seven infants ages 6 months to 15 months who were initially exhibiting severe autism symptoms, which include failure to make eye contact, repetitive play behavior, absence of babbling, some of the things you all noticed i'm sure early on in your children. those are milestones. over this three-year period, examined these children, and seven of them showed normal patterns of verbal and nonverbal development with early intervention. so to tell us more is dr. lee banekor, joining us via skype
from baltimore. what is your initial reaction to this study? >> well, i think it's a very encouraging study. if you think about it, this was a sibling study. so there was some idea in these parents' minds, they had siblings that had autism spectrum. so it made them think about their children early. but early intervention is the key. in the past, kids were like 2 years old when we identified the them. so i think because it was related to siblings, parents started to look for these cues. but they really brought them in, and they really got working with them every day, and working with them and the coaches and learned what to do. and actually, interacted with these babies that weren't initially having those normal interactions that you talked about. and i think it's pretty exciting. it's a small study. but it's pretty exciting. and it really points to, as we learn more and more about the spectrum and risk factors and
picking things up earlier. >> doctor, what specifically can a parents do? if they have a child who they feel might be existing early signs of autism or might be at risk for it, are there specific things a parent can tell their child to do and train their child in this case? >> they should probably talk to a health care professional first. but what -- in this study, what they talked about was, like, really imitating the child's sounds if they were making a few sounds. using the toys to interact with the child. spending some time -- there was years ago where there were studies where they talked about people locking themselves in dark bathrooms so that only the child could concentrate on what was going on at that time because there was too much going on from the outside. and i think this -- and that was many years ago. these were already older kids with autism. so i think there's this idea of really concentrating the attention individually on these young kids very early on.
and doing this repetitively every day in their routine to try and get them out of their -- these symptoms. and, in fact, they did find that these kids started babbling and started having eye contact. and started having language skills, which is one of the most disabling things about autism. >> doctor, thank you so much. we greatly appreciate your insight. >> small study again, but very interesting for families dealing with this. >> absolutely. here's a story that caught my eye. front page, cover story here of the "new york post." 51, single and pregnant. her name is tracy con, expecting in february, a pr person, publicist. she has already a 2-year-old daughter. and i thought what was interesting, you see so many more women now doing this, choosing to have children later on in life. she says, by the way, if anyone else thinks it's strange and unnatural, they're entitled to their opinion. but i honestly don't give a -- you know what she's saying there. >> teaching kids new words.
>> she has a long relationship -- slide right past that one. she's had lots of long-term relationships but never met the one and she is hoping someday she will meet the one, but deciding to take fertility in her own hands. saying sometimes you can't choose when these things happen. would i have liked to have had things the way you expect life to go, sure. >> did she do this with ivf? >> ivf, yes. and, yeah. i mean, it's an interesting thing. and i think more and more women, you're starting to see this. and we have come a long, long way, i think, back from the old murphy brown days where there was a question about being a single mom and raising a child and choosing to have a child later on in life by herself. a lot more women taking charge. >> she built up her career, at a point where she is ready for it. good for her. >> unfortunately, i don't think a lot of women can do that, because they can't afford to do that. but she it is in a position where she can. >> cool. al, what's going on outside? >> outside here in the northeast, fantastic weather. but we have been looking at a
lot of wet weather in the southwest. we had a combination of monsoonal moisture and norbert causing problems. we had a lot of flooding in parts of colorado, in parts of arizona, into parts of nevada. today the greatest risk is from northern arizona into western colorado. could be 2 to 3 inches of rain in that area. we also have a risk of strong storms today stretching from nebraska all the way into iowa, southern missouri, tornadoes possible and more tornadoes possible again later tonight from green bay, chicago, st. louis on into kansas city. that's what's going on around the coun
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later in the night. you know what i mean? or if my wife asks me to. but then you do whatever they want. a happy wife, happy life. >> and you wrote this for her. >> yeah. i wrote it for us. i grew up kind of romantic. so i wanted to write a song, always, you know and then the time came. i said this is my gift to my wife. and then, you know, i was like a normal dude. i didn't know that was ever going to happen for me. in my heart, i truly -- she just changed it and made me ready. so i don't dance means more than i don't dance. >> right. >> and on the other hand, you also do some party songs too. >> that's right. i had -- garth brooks was a big influence on me. and he did the dance. and then he also did ain't going down when the sun comes up. and so he was kind of a model i've always tried to say hey, if you want to model yourself after
anybody, gather is a good one. >> you've written music for so many others, when did you decide this is my song, this is for me? >> i've written some stuff i wanted for me just didn't work out. you know, the music business. but this song, there was -- nobody was going to touch this song, period. and i knew it was special the day we wrote it. and i even told my co writers that day. i said, guys, this is next level for me and i know it. even the album title. this is the next album title of the record i was trying to make. >> and so many brides playing at their weddings. which is amazing. >> what an honor to be a part of people's special day. >> you've had four number ones off this album. this is the first you wrote, produced and performed yourself. "drive your truck. . if you read the title you think it's a bro country truck song but then you watch the video and it leaves you in a puddle. >> the first time i heard that song i was in front of a bunch
of publishers and itches looking for a fun song still. i write the emotional songs all of the time. they said can we play you one we think is the song of the year? and before i even got through the chorus i was bawling in front of all of these people. okay, yes, i want to record this. are you kidding me? so it was special to me. i thought about my own personal experience, even though it wasn't necessarily what the song was talking about. and so i felt everybody else would do the same. >> i'm listening to everything you're saying and your beautiful piercing blue eyes. my eyes keep floating down to your chest. if you sang that to me, we would be bawling. but this necklace is beautiful. >> one of my best friends -- we wrote a song -- actually, tim mcgraw recorded called still. he had this made for me. and a friend of his. and i wouldn't really wear a necklace with my own initials on it. >> never. >> unless my buddy made me --
>> made you take the buttons down. >> well -- >> scared a little by the chest heirs. what. >> did your mom say? >> well, you know, all my aunts, country folks, like chest hair. girls like chest hair. >> nobody is going to argue with that. >> for man advice and great music. he'll be singing "i don't dance" for us later in the hour. and still ahead, you know him from "mission impossible." yeah, and "star trek." british actor simon pay with a new comedy, "hester and the search for happiness." i love this guy. we're going to help him find his happiness here later. and just give them the basics, you know. i got this. [thinking] is it that time? the son picks up the check? i love this guy. we're going to help him find his happiness here later. search for" i love this guy. we're going to help him find his happiness here later. i hope he's saving. i hope he saved enough.
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♪ welcome back to "today," tuesday morning, september 9th, 2014. i'm willie along with al, natalie and tamron. boy, do we have a treat for you. al bum covers brought to us by our friends at mandatory.com. they have recreated well-known album covers with the face of al roker. let's start with michael jackson's "bad," shall we? >> really? seriously? >> you wear the zippers well. how about the boss? "born to run." >> now that's hot. >> you look very -- >> i look very con temp laive. >> boy band style. "no strings attached." were you wearing a kilt? >> i was wearing a kilt in that picture. i was. no, i did a fashion show with
kill kilts to raise money for stuff. men who like to wear dresses. >> and one of the most famous covers of all, "abbey road." >> we actually recreated as abbey road in london for the olympics. i couldn't believe matt was on a road -- public road with no shoes on. germ germaphobe. >> it's amazing how much savannah looks like john lennon. >> there are a bunch of others for al we didn't necessarily show on the show, today.com. nirvana, "never mind" with the baby in the pool. >> oh, that was actually to scale. >> that's kind of what i was getting at. go check it out. that's good. meanwhile, natalie, you wore a dress yesterday. that i thought was very lovely.
i think we all did. >> i lot a lot of tweets about it. >> a lot of attention for it. if we can see it -- many of our viewers of a certain disney character. >> oh, wow! >> i never thought of that. >> i look like i'm a little upset with alice in the who wore it better contest here. >> wow. >> #orangeroom, who wore it better? >> all right. let's show what we've got as far as your weather is concerned. i'm actually wearing an outfit for ba loo the bear. strong storms making their way through the upper plains. beautiful day along the east and west coast. lots of sunshine and heat through texas. we do have some wet weather along the mid atlantic coast. tomorrow that risk of strong storms moves into the great lakes and the upper ohio river valley. mississippi river valley, as well. new england looking great with plenty of sunshine, cooler
conditions. >> can we do the weather together? >> simon pegg! how are you, sir? go ahead. >> what is this a slight risk of? that's what i'm worried about. is that some sort of infection or something? this is one of those maps on outbreak. 24 hours, 48 hours. is that rain? >> that's thunderstorms. >> thunderstorms, guys. be careful. >> we'll be talking to simon pegg in a minute. first, good morning, i'm meteorologist tedd florendo. it will be a cloudy, cool day. (t&háhp &hc& expect some for the day. the shore. of course, the beaches in delaware. seven-day forecast shows we are drying out for tomorrow thankfully. temperatures stay in the 70s. the weekend, warm and more storms by thursday. we cool off in time for the weekend, back to the 70s with another chance of showers saturday.
and that's your latest weather. >> thanks a lot. english writer actor comedian simon pegg has made us laugh, but in his latest film, can't seem to find that laughter for himself. >> simon travels the world to find out what makes people content in "hector and the search for happiness." the question is, what do you pack? >> reversible. >> obviously. >> oh, and in case of emergencies. >> oh. anti histamine. nose strips. and avoid dairy. >> yes. >> got enough socks? >> yes, i think so. i don't want to overpack it, and, you know -- it all fits. >> neat and tidy. >> simon pegg, good morning. >> good morning. >> so this is a little bit of a tee par at your for you. >> it's a little bit more of -- less pure comedy. it's got a bit more drama to it.
it's about happiness and, you know, happiness -- to be happy, you kind of have to have it all. you have to have the whole spectrum of emotions so he kind of goes through a lot. it was nice to do a little bit of proper acting for a change. >> we like the other stuff too. don't get us wrong. >> to be honest -- yeah, with sean and the world then, we try and have real genuine emotion in there. there's some tragedy in those films. they are a little more serious than people give credit for sometimes. "sean of the dead" has to shoot his mom. and the other about a suicide and alcoholic, not usually comedic subjects. but ultimately this has a broader spectrum of emotion in it. >> he treks the globe looking for happiness. you yourself had to get out there and shoot in a lot of different places. did you find any similarities in your own storyline? did you find there is some truth to that searching for happinesh? >> yeah, we went on a parallel journey. we shot in vancouver,
johannesburg, shanghai, tibet, germany. it was amazing to see the world and see people's different views of happiness. this holiday that kind of money and comfort brings you happiness is kind of wrong in a way. i was in south africa johannesburg in a township called brotherville and i saw more smiles there than i did in the affluent areas where everyone is tense. that's not to say that poverty and defendant contusion is the root to happiness. but if your life is a little more about survival, you know happiness better because you know what it is, if you know what i mean. so these people whose lives are a daily struggle, when they are happy, they feel it a lot more keenly than we do in a society when we're anesthetized by our choices. >> i can't believe it's been ten years since "sean of the dead." >> that doesn't make me happy. but you know what it feels like, it feels it's grown every one of these years into a cult movement almost. people love your movies.
>> it's wonderful the way that film has got an audience here in the states. because it's a very british film, set in a very suburban part of london you don't normally see in movies. but it's a lovely thing and it's a testament to how universal comedy is that it's traveled so well. >> by the way, you look fantastic. >> yeah. >> i'm working out with cruise at the moment. >> tom cruise? another "mission impossible?" >> yeah, "mission impossible 5" and myself and tom and rebecca ferguson, leading lady, are doing workouts every day. we do these challenges. a lot of fun. little competitive, got to say. >> working out with tom cruise, i can't imagine. >> he's 52. he looks -- always got his shirt off. it's very annoying. i'm like, put it on, man! >> thank you so much. so great to see you. "hector & the search for happiness" opening friday, september 19th. here we go. let's go, let's go!
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this year we've all pledged to shine a lot on an important issue. and i'm working with survivors of the boston marathon bombing, al doing a uso tour. willie with homeless children. >> and my focus has been on domestic violence. and this week marks the 20th anniversary of the federal violence against women act. vice president joe biden introduced that legislation as a senator. and i had the opportunity to go to washington, d.c. to talk with him about it. i started out by asking about the disturbing video involving former nfl star, ray rice. >> today the headline is "ray rice, an nfl star, the nfl has suspended him indefinitely." the ravens have fired him. this is after the most brutal video you can imagine was released of him knocking his wife out. >> the nfl did the right thing, whether for the right reasons,
spontaneous enough or not. they had no choice. >> when the hearings first started 20 years ago to explore the epidemic of domestic violence, they were low-attended. i remember congress, even some domestic violence groups at the time said this would never work. >> it was the women's groups that didn't stand up. it was the civil rights groups that didn't stand up. and there were so many laws on the books that lay the presumption that if somehow i raped you and i abused you, you must have done something. it's never, never, never the woman's fault. no man has a right to raise a hand to a woman. no means no. and when i started -- and that was my position 20 years ago. but it was like, oh, that's too -- you know are that's a little too strong. that's too much. because the society didn't want to pull back this -- peel this scab back. the one regret i have is we call it domestic violence as if it's a domesticated cat. it is the most vicious form of violence there is.
because not only the physical scars are left, the psychological scars that are left. this whole culture for so long has put the onus on the woman. what were you wearing? what did you say? what did you do to provoke? that is never the appropriate question. >> and when you look at this culture change in your op-ed, you wrote, it may be hard for people to fathom there was a time where domestic violence was ignored and condoned. >> i'm very proud of violence against women act. we passed a law. but that's not what's changed things. what's changed things is the change in the culture. making people aware. that's what changed things. so you know the first reason the nfl responded, in my view, there are so many women fans in this billion-dollar industry. all of a sudden, they said wait a minute, got suspended for a couple games? whoa, that's not enough. and then they got a little more sensitiz sensitized. and then it was longer. and then when the video was out there, and saw how brutal it
was, the ravens did the right thing. fired him. immediately. now, you can argue, they should have done it sooner. they didn't want it. whatever the reason is, it's happening. >> what's the next challenge? >> the next challenge is making sure, ironically, we get college presidents and colleges to understand that they have a responsibility for the safety of women on their campus. they have a responsibility to do what we know from great experience works. bringing the experts. provide people, give the young woman the support that she needs. psychological support. the medical support. and if need be, the legal support. societal changes taking place. it takes time. but i really believe it's taking root. and we have an obligation to just keep pushing it. keep pushing it. we'll see what happens. but we'll be right back after this. ck after this. ♪ ♪
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at this point, it is a slight chance. here's the forecast for the day. 73 degrees. cloudy, cool with showers mainly south. winds could be breezy at times. trump entertainment resorts has become the latest casino owner to file for bankruptcy protection. the company made that filing this morning. it runs two casinos in ac, trump taj mahal and trump plaza set to close next week. donald trump l.uh a 10% stake in the company and is suing to have his name removed. three other casinos have closed. police are looking for a man that beat up a woman, the woman was shot in the head, she's in critical condition at jefferson university hospital. they're looking for a 32-year-old man that lives with the woman. police say his brother is the one that called police. i am chris cato. we have another update in about 25 minutes. get the latest news and weather
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are, hoda. >> okay. here's the deal. tomorrow we're going to shock and surprise you. and everybody. because kathie lee and i are going to be co-hosting, not this show, this one too, but the 7:00 a.m. >> yeah. >> and the 8:00. >> and the 8:00. we're going to join matt and al and natalie and carson. >> and i don't know -- how did they get us to say yes? >> it was all-star week. >> a very bad idea. that's right. barbara walters wasn't able to make it. >> so we're filling in for barbara walters. >> pinch hitting for babes ain't bad, all right? >> sparks will fly. what everybody is excited about today, the new oreos. we think it is pushing the season a bit, but the pumpkin spice oreos. >> i didn't know they had those. did they have them last year? no, they're brand-new. >> you know what you got to do, you got to take the cookie, take the cookie, you got to dunk it.
>> oh, yeah. >> mm-hmm. oh, yeah. >> we're starting a new trend. >> september the 24th. >> that's delicious. >> that's really good. >> limited edition, only available for six to eight weeks. $4.49 for the cookies. >> you know how brothers love to rap each other. and prince harry decided it was his time to make fun of his brother when he learned his brother and kate were expecting. so he was interviewed about the new baby coming along and this is what harry had to say. >> last month she was okay. that's to be expected. luckily i'm a woman, i don't have to go through that. i can't wait to see my brother suffer more and with any luck, it will be a girl and he'll suffer even greater. i would love to see him try and
cope with that. >> he's single-handedly started a whole new trend, which is making red headed men look hot. >> yes. >> sexy. >> i like the new trend. >> there was a whole book out now by a photographer who has red hair and he said it is an ancient thing going back to that red heads have somehow been derided as men. >> when i was dating in my younger days, i dated a guy who -- he looked exactly like opie. opie taylor. that kind of red head. he looked like that. that. that was my -- you know when sometimes who is red headed is attracted to you and you're kind of attracted to red heads, that's what happened. >> that went on for a long time until you started realizing you had a lot to offer. >> there you go. it took a minute. >> so speaking of babies, this is so adorable. >> would you bring your baby anywhere from newborn to i think six months to a baby spa? >> something in houston called
float babies. now what they do, hydro therapy, for babies ages two weeks to six months. they put them -- it is safe, okay. we want to point that out and the children in the video seem happiy. a and the mothers are right there. you can allow your baby to achieve major physical and cognitive development milestones by as much as 50% of the nonwater babies. >> i would love to know what that is based on since they just opened. >> how do they check it. >> 60 minute sessions, $65. >> that's interesting. and they do massage and all kinds of -- >> you do all of that anyway with your baby. we took our babies in the water with us like first week they were born basically. >> seeing the floaty around the neck is a little weird, don't you think, but they seemed fine. >> ite. >> it has to be like floating in the placentia, wouldn't you think? >> i guess so.
>> i'm sorry that word offended you. is that jimmy? who is that? the word placentia. it is a normal word, a natural word, and you actually floated in one yourself -- >> the guys are cringing collectively. >> the temperature changed. this morning you could really feel, you know, fall in the air. but and it is fashion week, but somebody in our show has not gotten the memo that it is fashion week. this is joanne. >> this is what she wears in our studio. it is a snuggy. >> it is freezing in here. it is so cold. >> she's right. it is cold. >> i'm warm. >> dennis basso did put on a real fashion show. he would have liked you in it. he had a group of people who were showing dennis' fashions. every year he does them. it was a little party. >> who are you sitting with? >> i'm sitting next to your girlfriend lisa rinna who was there and other fun people, but the people who had great dresses, so check them out.
>> he's an okay guy. rolling stone has -- taylor swift is making a very, very candid -- very open about the fact that she is going from the country world to the pop world, singularly and says she can't chase two be rabbits at once. she's not going to go -- she said she's not country anymore. i do love this song. she seems more poppy to me always. she always has a pop bounce to her country songs too. she can turn a hook, boy, this girl. >> she's great. >> she employs someone whose entire job is to figure out things that i don't want the world to see, unquote. >> she's worried when she goes to a public restroom or somewhere there are cameras and she is smart, because often people without you knowing are surreptitiously videotaping you or recording you or -- she worries about wiretaps, you know, you can -- think about the stupid things you say during the course of the day and what if
someone taped it. >> this morning in the makeup room. >> what about right now? imagine if they were taping it and listening to it. >> because there is a monetary value attached to it. that's the kind of world we live in today. a picture of somebody just walking to the gym is worth so and so. you get a picture of somebody doing something very private, and in the nude, that's going to send the price through the roof. >> did you hear judge judy had a nude picture of her floating around but never let it out. judge judy took a nude picture. i love that. >> how recently? >> i don't know. i was watching her show, which i do at 4:00 -- >> she is about the no nonsense person in the world, but it took her a while to become that person. as soon as i left the service the other day for joan, i turn the corner, running up madison avenue to get in my car, who is there? jerry. her husband. waiting for judge judy. >> i love that. >> yeah. >> so cute. we're going to westchester airport to fly out to l.a. want to come with us?
he's adorable. new overhear about her husband. i wonder if jerry took the picture. >> maybe jerry did. >> i hope so. judge judy's going to get in trouble. >> meredith's show debuted yesterday. >> you were on it, hoda. she got the big a-listers. >> we played something. this is pathetic, this little game, we played something called car-eoke where you get in the car and j. lo was supposed to guess what you were singing and you sing it loudly. ♪ i wonder what would happen if you say what you wanna say ♪ ♪ and let the world call out ♪ >> what is it? >> "what you wanna say"? >> no. ♪ sacred place embrace forever ♪
>> i know! ♪ waiting for tonight >> wow. >> i thought it was supposed to be an all female band. there is one guy. one token guy. >> about time the token got flipped. >> looks like fun. >> it was fun. we wish meredith good luck. >> there is this survey, you might want to consider this, the outcome as you go dining some place today. have you ever wondered how waiters actually deal with bad, rude customers. >> they did a survey and they asked if waiters or waitresses take revenge on customers who they find insulting and they do. demanding, sending everything back. >> here is what they do to you. 65% of waiters and waitresses say they made the customer wait longer than necessary. in other words, have you ever
seen your food is ready and you can kind of see it, and you know it's right there and there you're sitting, no one is bringing it and if you ask, you're being demanding again. >>heaven forbid they bring your food. >> once a person has left, that's not going to work. i've done all the -- >> maybe if you write $6 and they make it $16. >> then you also have to deal with the -- >> i don't know. 6%. >> this is terrible. >> spat in a customer's food or deliberately contaminated food before they served it and all kinds of creative ways they can do that. use your imagination. >> i was a waitress before at ponderosa and i know what it is like to be running around and the water, my steak's not right, this isn't good. and you feel terrible, but when there is a really demanding customer, who just keeps -- just
gets up in your crawl -- >> the study done by the university of houston and baylor university, nice to see those schools getting along. and another study, insulted customers may spend more. this doesn't make sense to me. if you ever have been treated rudely by a salesclerk in a -- >> like the scene from "pretty woman". >> let's watch. you'll remember. >> you got nice stuff. >> thank you. >> how much is this? >> i don't think this would fit you. >> well, i didn't ask if it would fit, i asked how much it was. >> how much is this, marie? >> it is very expensive. >> it is very expensive. >> oh. >> but it all works out in the end. >> i love that movie. >> she looked great. such a big mistake. they say rude salesclerks sell more -- >> because we want to please the salesclerk. >> that makes no sense to me. i walked out of more stores if somebody is rude, a department store here in new york i was treated so rudely, i said, you
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back in his college days, we're just reminiscing a little bit, kevin kline was an aspiring classical musician, excuse us, until he got bitten by the acting bug and we're so happy he did. >> kevin is a two time tony award winning stage actor and has more than 50 film and tv credits to his name, from the classic 1983 movie "the big chill". >> loved it. >> presidential impersonator in the romantic comedy "dave" and his oscar winning role in "a fish called wanda." >> and "princess bride." now kevin stars in the new movie "my old lady" and it is a beautiful film. it is a down on his luck new yorker, whose father dies and he thinks he leaves him -- but it gets complicated. the apartment happens to house
an older woman and her daughter and things don't exactly get off to a smooth start. we'll show you. >> this is chloe. >> what are you doing here? >> i own this apartment. and i also own madam girouard. do you work here? >> no, chloe and i don't live here. >> why are you staying here? >> well, your mother invited me. >> she seems upset. >> okay. so the reason that they didn't put in the princess bride because it wasn't him. i'm an old lady too. you got two old ladies here. that was mandy patinkin. >> yes, it was. >> you said that happens a lot. >> a lot of people say i loved you in princess bride and i just write mandy patinkin. >> well, you were great in a lot of other movies too.
>> talk about this film. this is such a charming film. it starts off as a comedy, you laugh your way through the beginning and then it takes more of a dramatic turn, doesn't it? >> yes. but then it ends up complicated at the end. >> yeah, don't give -- >> tell us about the premise of this movie. >> the premise, well, it is based on a rather antiquated, but still very popular french real estate law where you can sell your apartment to someone rather inexpensively, but you don't have to move and they cannot move in until you die. they have to pay a monthly sort of inu ty. it is nice, but barbaric because the people who bought it cheap and is paying the fees is waiting for the person to die. >> that's maggie. but so i think i inherited this apartment. and there is an old lady -- i'm completely desperate and broke
and alcoholic and stupid and -- >> thrice divorced. >> thrice divorced. >> not good. >> no, no. >> thrice. >> i rolled my r. thrice. i'm thrice divorced. >> this is a play originally, i understand. and you've been involved with readings of it through the years or something. attached, as they say. >> once i attached myself four or five years ago, yes, there was a series of readings, he s israel horovitz's apartment, from the play version to something more cinematic. >> this is his directorial debut. >> well, he's directed hundreds of plays and -- yes, he's an actor's director and also done documentaries and things. he knew what to do with the camera as well. >> your love interest in this movie is whom? >> well, maggie smith.
subtext. my love interest was, yes, kristin scott thomas who played my ex-wife in "life is a house" some years ago. >> is it just old times when you get together with someone you've done a film with. you spend a lot of time when you do a film, unless it is a cameo, do you pick up where you left off before? >> yes, and it was a happy ending, the previous time, then you pick up where you left off. if it was bad, you pretend it never happened. >> say you were offered that -- the role of a lifetime, like in "the princess bride" -- >> yeah. >> and you wanted to do it so badly until you realized they had hired robin wright, whom you had had an affair with, early on, in both of your careers, and it ended badly, what would you do? >> that's a great question. >> i would have called robin and said, you want to pick up where we left off? this is all hypothetical. i don't know. i don't know. if it is a good script, then
that trumps everything. if it is a good script, good -- all right, we had an affair -- when did that happen? was that you or was that mandy patinkin is what she's thinking. >> yeah. >> well, we wish you great luck with this film. >> you don't work enough as far as we're concerned. we would like a movie a month from you. if that would be okay. >> i'll wear out my welcome. >> great to see you kevin. "my old lady" hits theaters soon. >> tomorrow. >> east meets west when bobbie thomas shares her newest journey through ivf. >> and two singles share a date with us, but can we find a date for them? 't enough. you need healing. the only lotion with healing micro-droplets of vaseline jelly, new vaseline intensive care relieves very dry skin from the first application and deeply moisturizes to heal it in just 5 days. clinically proven.
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from the sequence to reveal a familiar english word. >> here is a hint. it is something you should be using right now. we'll reveal the answer in a few minutes. don't go anywhere. >> okay. can we make a love connection for our bachelor and bachelorette? >> i don't know. we have lovely singles waiting in the wings to find out ♪
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the chance of showers not out there. seeing a few main drops in sussex county with the low tracking out the shore. it brings showers, a few in the shore in delaware and most areas will remain dry. cloudy and cool today. those showers south of the i-95 corridor. temperatures well below average at 73 degrees, chris. we continue to follow breaking news this morning. trump entertainment resorts, they own two casinos in atlantic city, have filed for bankruptcy. trump plaza was set to close september 16. this puts a fifth casino in danger of closing. the taj mahal has informed the main casino workers union that employees will receive warn notices this afternoon. nbc 10 has reached out to a trump company spokesperson. so far we have not received a response. stay with us as we follow this braining news. another development in atlantic city's casino crisis. police are looking for the attacker who stabbed a man in a
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we're back with more of "today" thof this booze day tuesday. remove six letters from this sequence to reveal a familiar english word. hoda, did you figure it out? >> we both figured it out. the word is brain because you pull out the letter six letters. genius. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> that was so good. >> good for you if you got it, means you haven't killed all your brain cells. >> right. >> now to brains and beauty on bravo's new series "the singles project" where cameras follow six successful people looking for love in new york city. >> one singles is tabitha mears who is looking for a funny, handsome man ready to settle down. >> the other is brian frunzo,
lawyer turned retailer from staten island, new york, who wants to find a woman he can travel the world with. >> hi, kids. >> that doesn't sound so difficult on paper. it is all good. >> you do smell good. >> how has it been so far on the show. are you finding what you're looking for? >> no, it has been really an emotional roller coaster and we're still on it. >> okay. >> and the viewers play in. they help match you up. have they picked any good ones for you? >> so far, so not good. but they all have great opinions, i love kind of ebb gau engaging with them to see what i've been doing wrong. >> they follow you as you go on the dates with everybody and pass judgment on you. >> lots of judgment. >> do you like having so many people involved in your dating business. >> it is so brave and scary and we have a third person out there, twitter, telling us what to do. >> have you taken anybody's advice. >> it is like friends. some friends' advice you take and some you don't. i look at it the same way.
>> we're going to set you up with people we like. >> so we have two guys for you, and two girls for you. here is your first gentleman, his name is ken. ken is 43 years old, living in brooklyn, works for a consulting company and also volunteers for cancer charities. come on out, ken. ken is here. >> here's ken. >> hello, ken. >> next up. who do we have? we have rafael, he's 40 years old, originally from the dr, dominican republic, works for an analyst for a finance company. rafael is a director for a nonprofit organization helping combine kids with sports organizations. come on out and join us. >> okay. >> how are you? >> this is tabitha. >> enjoy. >> then for brian? >> we have a couple of cute girls. jena is number one, originally from colorado, but lived in new
york for the last four years. jena works as a recruiter for an ad agency. come on down and join brian. your future husband. >> adorable. >> and finally, meet jessica, she's 30 years old, originally from new jersey, works as a district manager for a big fashion brand. jessica, come on out. >> well, everybody is very attractive. >> you guys have a hot bunch here. >> wow. >> nice to meet you. >> what do we do now? >> we'll let them sell themselves. >> we're going to let them tell you why they should be your date. >> mr. number one, go ahead, ken. >> nothing like being on the spot. thank you for the opportunity to be here. i'm a big fan of you guys. >> we want you. just kidding. >> it is a pleasure to meet you today too. i just wanted it say, you know, i am looking for the right person, i believe in living my life in a healthy way, mentally, physically, spiritually, and i
love being silly, love having a good time and just really appreciate the opportunity to be here and possibly win you. >> impressive. >> what do you think so far? >> so far, so good. >> okay. rafael, how about you? >> basically i'm looking for someone who is passionate, who is energetic, who is intelligent and is beautiful just as yourself. so i'm going to keep it nice and short, i'm the one. >> you like us? >> i love you. >> okay. >> okay, jena, why don't you let brian know why. >> i love you guys, first and foremost but i think you're simply genuine and i think that i'm a very active person, i love to try something new and i love the opportunity to go on a date and do something that is outside of my comfort zone and explore your interests a little bit. and i think we would have a really good time. >> that sounds kinky. >> yeah. outside your comfort zone. >> jessica? >> hi.
i actually really admire the way you departed your previous career to pursue something you're so passionate about and that in addition to the closeness of your family and the strong relationship you have with your friend, i share those values and i think that's an important starting point for a first date. >> now you all have an opportunity to ask questions. >> what do you want to know about these two guys? >> what do you see yourself doing in terms of relationshipwise in the next three, four, five years? >> i got to get married. i'm definitely getting married, kids. i love kids. i have a niece, a 2-year-old, the most adorable niece anybody could ever have. and i -- people say she looks like me, i'm, like, wow, this kid is gorgeous. i'm like that. >> you want to be a husband or a father? >> both. >> i'm a father already. so i'm already nice and seasoned for that part. i do definitely want to get married. i want to find my best friend. that's the most important --
>> getting more difficult as we go along. what to do. >> i know. >> five years from now, what are you guys doing? >> i just moved here four years ago. i love new york, so i want to stay here. i think that my career is in a great place, but i'm the same with love. i want to find that connection, i would love to be married and have my best friend in my life, like you said. >> five years from now, i actually want to have traveled the world with somebody that i really enjoy spending time with, someone who is not afraid of vaernt, taking a risk that might be worth the reward, someone not afraid to try something new or go to somewhere scary and maybe even try some crazy food. >> okay. didn't he say that, he wanted someone to travel the world with. >> we need the help from everybody at home. >> our viewers are going to vote and we're going to pick who you should go on a date with. as they're picking, we want you on the little card they give you to write down who you hope the viewers choose. >> this is awful. >> it is. but it doesn't matter because it
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our good friend bobbie thomas has been sharing her personal struggles to have a child and has been very, very open, bringing us along on her doctor's appointments as she goes through the process of in vitro fertilization. >> now at the recommendation of her doctor, she's incorporating acupuncture and cupping with ivf, which may bring to mind this scene from "sex and the city". >> this woman said that the tea and the herbs is very important. i started in vitro fertilization with my first husband -- >> i have all that information. let's concentration what we're doing here in this room. i'll be back in 20 minutes. just relax with your own thoughts.
>> bobbie is laughing. >> only because all the time they say stop thinking, just relax. >> bobbie is here with dr. shiba talabian, an infertility specialistialist at reproductiv medicine associates of new york. >> welcome, everybody. >> we're trying new things involved with the ivf, right? >> yes, my two doctors and i here because this is my third round of ivf. the first round i did not do acupuncture and cupping. and the second round i did and i did see an improvement and so many of my girlfriends and all of the people who reached out online, on facebook, have suggested that i try this. and -- >> they say medically they say there are no studies that link this practice to pregnancy. is that right? >> well, i think there is some data out there and there is some varied results. i often find that many of my
patients do it and they report that it is really dramatically helped with the stress and anxiety of the ivf process. also, helps with the side effects of the medication, and -- >> they tell you the side effects. >> what are they? >> i'm in the thick of it where i'm doing shots in the morning and at knignight, doctor's appointments every other morning, seeing her three times a week. my body is beyond all control. i see her, she tells me it is about blood flow and destressing and it works. >> will you show us the acupuncture. >> she usually starts with a point on my head. she already alerted me, here and on my hands are my stress points. that's the first thing she does. >> it doesn't hurt? >> it feels a little patrick. sometimes i'm a baby and i'll jump because you see a needle coming at you, it is not my favorite thing. i'm doing this on camera. >> you just want to have a baby,
sweetie. >> i know, i know. she'll do this point you often hear people say squeeze between your hands and this also will help to start relaxing. that's okay. >> do you feel it? >> yeah. >> immediately? >> i don't know what to feel. the only thing i concentrate is the time i'm in there, it is important to actually -- i'll get on my back so she can do the cupping, is to take time for myself and to stop thinking, because i think that's what we do so much, we think all the time. >> you've been working all through this as well. >> yes. >> don't put my head down, but she's going to undo the back of my shirt, so -- >> so sexy on national television. i wanted to do this because i think people who aren't used to eastern medicine may be a frafr of this. you can see the bruising. i don't care. the camera guy can show that. i want women at home to not be afraid of this, because it helps you destress and if there is anything i can be a guinea pig for and show you --
>> is this what we saw with gwyneth paltrow. >> yeah. i have to say, this is my favorite part. it is so -- it feels so good. it looks so scary and my husband is afraid to look at my back after. but this really is like a reverse massage. >> they put hot rocks on you when you go and get massages sometimes. is it the heat? >> the dr. zen says instead of pushing down like a typical massage, this lifts your muscles up and helps to relieve tension and blood flow and toxins. >> when will be the next time you go in with -- >> i think shiba in a week or so we're hoping. >> we're hoping are for the next egg extraction in about a week or so. >> now she's taking them off, like suction cups. >> yes. >> i did that. >> sounds like a wine cork. >> i like the sound. >> well, bobbie, we're praying
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as the seasons change, so should your hair care routine ing to want to trim those drab highlights into a fab fall look. >> who better to get those looks looking healthy and gorgeous with a little color inspiration than "today" contributor and stylist to the stars, louis licari. >> hello, louis. >> good morning. >> who have you got there with you? >> our first lady is rachel. >> let's look at rachel's before picture. you said rachel was in need of what, highlights? >> she highlights her hair, it grew out, it is faded and it all blended together. and it turns ashy, a bit ashy. in the picture, it looks almost
green. >> she's hiding. keep the hat up. let's reveal her. >> very pretty. >> the main thing we added golden highlights and golden glaze for down here too, by the way. the big secret about highlights is if you have fine hair, like rachel does, it adds incredible body. >> it does? >> it adds more are body than any styling cream or mousse. >> yeah, yeah. >> so you will have twice as much hair if you highlight your hair. the other trick here, if you have fine hair like rachel, this is long hair, i would like to see her trim it to here, she loves long hair, so we just trimmed it to here. >> natasha. here is natasha's before picture. >> here is natasha. she had an old ombre that was oxidized, sun bleached, had everything. just didn't look right anymore. >> okay. let's keep the hat up and see how we're looking -- okay. >> oh! >> love that. >> number one, how does hair color affect your skin color? look at this. she comes to life.
what i did here, a color -- colored the old ombre now lighter brown, so brown on brown, so it has movement to it. and big tip here, just the biggest hairdresser secret i can give you is that semipermanent color is the best deep conditioner. it immediately erases any hair damage. look at the shine it adds. >> yeah. >> that's color without developer. >> okay. >> let's look at dawn's before picture. >> okay. >> why wouldn't we? >> why not? we'll follow it. >> before. >> here is dawn. dawn, end of summer hair. she put color on her hair and the sun turned it this orange color. let's look at it as she reveals. >> drop your hat. >> look at how much prettier that looks. >> nice. >> look at how pretty. >> love it. >> so sweet. >> she's amazing. so beautiful.
>> that's gorgeous. >> what i did here is i put the color only where the hair was previously colored and turned orange. this will prevent all the hair from oxidizing in the future. and this might fade a little, but should look pretty, won't go as orange as it once was. big tip here, if you have this texture hair, it is always dry. curlier the hair, the dryer it is. you should shampoo your hair once every week, once every -- >> ten days? >> what she does, she can shampoo her hair every other time, using a conditioner. no shampoo. >> oh, wow. >> and if you leave a little conditioner on this hair, it only works, right? >> great job. really good stuff. >> we're going to be back with more. but first, this is "today" on nbc. this is "today" on nbc.
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that's powerful. this morning, the case involving ray rice has been unraveling by the minute with everyone from the nfl to the new jersey state police to rice's wife weighing in on what's happening. i'm chris cato. there have been several developments within the past few hours. staying on top of those is matt delucia live in the digital operations center. bring us up to speed. >> reporter: the situation has taken off on social media. the most recent comment coming from ray rice's wife. she says in part, no one knows the pain that the media and unwanted opinions from the public has caused my family. to make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret every day is a